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On the Possibility of Second-Order Phase Transitions in Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories

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In the ``Type-II'' regime, $m_{\rm Higgs}\gap m_{\rm gauge}$, the finite-temperature phase transition in spontaneously-broken gauge theories (including the standard model) must be be studied using a renormalization group treatment. Previous studies within the $(4-\ep)$-expansion suggest a 1st-order transition in this regime. We use analogies with experimentally accessible phase transitions in liquid crystals, and theoretical investigations of superconductor phase transitions to argue that, in...

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Journal:
Phys.Lett. B
Volume:
296
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
364-370
Publication date:
1992-08-08
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ISSN:
0370-2693
URN:
uuid:45678886-32c9-4655-aa47-b5b5e189be37
Source identifiers:
23647
Local pid:
pubs:23647
Language:
English
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